Creative Every Day – Wreath Wattle 2

Creative Every Day

I have to make more of an effort to do artwork every day. I’m finding that I’m blogging every day, but not so much doing the art I want to blog about, so, uh, yeah, I need to rewire my working schedule.

The Creative Every Day challenge has helped me out a lot in the past, but over the last couple of months, I’ve let it slip. I think I need to put a bit more effort in to keep it up (says me at ten past midnight).

So, what have I managed to do this past week?

Well.. I have several works in progress started this week. The Red Parrot Pea I featured for Sunday Sketches, my Spectrum Square for Orange Peel is half done on my dining table, and today, despite losing the entire afternoon to yet another migraine (two in three days, how annoying – and on a long weekend ::sigh:: well, at least Hubby was home to look after the kids while I fled to bed), I managed to start a new largish pastel painting …

Wreath Wattle 2 work-in-progress
Wreath Wattle 2, work-in-progress, pastel on dark green canson pastel paper,  375 x 550 mm.


I’ve gone weirdly abstract with the whole concept of the wattle shape and form. I’m happy with how the wattle flowers are evolving, but I think I need to rework the shape of the leaves. It is a bit of a new direction for me in the land of abstract so I’m quite excited about it.

Would you believe that this is a derivative of the one piece of art I did finish this week (blogged here)? It is in fact what the piece below was initially meant to be, but it went in a different direction, and I think pastel better suits the design for the sequel anyway.

Wreath wattle
Wreath Wattle, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm.


So, yes, I did art today. Whether I do art tomorrow is another matter entirely. Though I must say that now I have my art desk nice and clean, there is a higher chance of it.

(don’t forget to visit all the other Creative Every Day peeps, there is some great art in the making out there :D)